TWO companies have been shortlisted to develop a 100-metre section of waterfront at the Port of Townsville.
Honeycombes Property Group and Reef House Investments Group will be invited to participate in a request for proposal (RFP) process, to begin this month and end in February.
POTL CEO Ranee Crosby said she was delighted that two local firms had been shortlisted to participate in an RFP process for the important site.
“I’m look forward to seeing their visions for the area come to life,” she said.
“The design of the precinct will reflect the connection between the city of Townsville, the Great Barrier Reef as well as distinct our maritime history. Once construction is completed, the site will revitalise that area of the city and provide a new community precinct with improved public access and renewed retail and tourism offerings.”
The redevelopment is to be a part of the Port’s Harbour City precinct and is located between Reef HQ and the Museum of Tropical Queensland.
The Port said the intended use for the waterfront is to be the centrepiece of a “collaborative centre of excellence” for marine science and research, and will incorporate commercial, retail, tourism and education facilities.